Thin layer activation for on-line measurements of Rocker Pad Scuffing
Despite its benefits, the use of Thin Layer Activation (TLA) is limited due to the restricted number of dedicated facilities available and to the unfamiliarity with the technique. The purpose of this paper is to familiarize a wider public with the TLA technique for engine wear testing. For this the anti-scuffing properties of 3 different engine oils were evaluated by measuring the scuffing on one rocker pad on-line during engine operation using TLA. The results illustrate that TLA offers the possibility of evaluating the scuffing of rocker pads on-line with a high degree of precision allowing to obtain a deeper scientific understanding of material degradation processes than with conventional techniques.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Surface Engineering Vol. 16, No. 6, (2000), pp.511-514
Record Number: 200013267 / Last updated on: 2001-05-15
Original language: en
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